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  • Language of Instruction

Publication Type

  • Program Evaluations

The Promotion and Use of Local Languages in Primary Education in Senegal - Summary of the Evaluation Report on the Impact of the AERD model

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January 1, 2014

In Senegal, the NGO Associates in Research and Education for Development (ARED) initiated an intermediate bilingual education model which aims at alternately teaching in the first or native language and in French. To establish the reading skills of the students, the program first develops basic skills in reading in the national language spoken by the child, and then brings them to gradually transfer these skills into French.

Mother Tongue|Bilingualism|Pedagogy|Reading Materials

Region - West Africa

Region: Senegal

Topics

  • Parent & Community Involvement/Support

Publication Type

  • Literature Review

Literacy and Numeracy Skills among Children in Developing Countries

By: Jessica Ball, Scott Paris, Rangachar Govinda

January 1, 2014

This is a chapter from the publication, "Learning and Education in Developing Countries", identifies some of the foundational literacy, numeracy, and cognitive skills that children need to acquire in order to gain access to advanced educational and economic opportunities, and strategies to support these skills especially for children who are not well served by existing teaching and curricula.

Policy|Parental Support|Curricula|Mother Tongue|Instructional Model

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Region: Global

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching

Publication Type

  • Reports

Teaching and Learning: Achieving Quality for All

By: P. Rose

January 1, 2014

The 2013/4 EFA Global Monitoring Report is divided into three parts. Part 1 provides an update of progress towards the six EFA goals. The second part presents clear evidence that progress in education is vital for achieving development goals after 2015. Part 3 puts the spotlight on the importance of implementing strong policies to unlock the potential of teachers so as to support them in overcoming the global learning crisis.

Teachers|Education for All|Scaling up|Quality Education

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Region: Global

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Testing and Assessment
  • Parent & Community Involvement/Support

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Full Report - Literacy, Foundation Learning and Assessment in Developing Countries

By: S. Nag, S. Chiat, C. Torgerson, M.J. Snowling

January 1, 2014

In this paper, the authors consider the available evidence on foundation learning and literacy in order to identify key components for intervention that are appropriate to specific cultural and linguistic contexts.

Foundation learning|Assessment|Parents|Learning resources

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Testing and Assessment
  • Parent & Community Involvement/Support

Publication Type

  • Literature Review

Evidence Brief - Literacy, Foundation Learning and Assessment in Developing Countries

By: S. Nag, S. Chiat, C. Torgerson, M.J. Snowling

January 1, 2014

In this review, the authors consider the available evidence on foundation learning and literacy in order to identify key components for intervention that are appropriate to specific cultural and linguistic contexts.

Foundation learning|Assessment|Parents|Learning resources

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Region: Global

Topics

  • Text and Materials

Publication Type

  • Literature Review

Books that Children Can Read: Decodable Books and Book Leveling

By: Marcia Davidson

November 1, 2013

This paper examines ways to create texts in order to provide a continuum of reading levels for the primary grades. Using these methods, texts are calibrated to start at an easy level and gradually become more difficult so that children can access books they can read from the earliest weeks of first grade onward.

Book Leveling|Decodable Books|Reading

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Region: Global

Topics

  • Testing and Assessment
  • Scaling Up/Scalability

Publication Type

  • Reports

Report on the Pilot Application of Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) in Ghana to Assess Literacy and Teaching in Primary Grade 3

By: RTI International

October 11, 2013

This report summarizes main findings and lessons learned from the piloting of lot quality assurance sampling (LQAS) in the education sector in Ghana. It also suggests next steps for applying LQAS more broadly for education program monitoring.

early grade reading|Impact evaluations

Region: Ghana

Topics

  • Testing and Assessment

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Classroom-Up Policy Change: Early Reading and Math Assessments at Work

By: Amber Gove, Samir Habib, Benjamin Piper, Wendi Ralaingita

September 1, 2013

This article reviews the development of the Early Grade Reading and Mathematics Assessments (EGRA and EGMA), which are locally tailored, timely assessments designed to directly inform policy and instruction for learning improvement, particularly for countries on the lower end of the income spectrum.

EGRA|Assessment|Policy Issues|Accountability

Region - East South Africa

Region: Kenya, Egypt

Topics

  • Parent & Community Involvement/Support
  • Emergent Literacy

Publication Type

  • Reports

Literacy Boost - Cross Country Analysis Results

By: Amy Jo Dowd, Elliott Friedlander, Jarret Guajardo, Noah Mann, Lauren Pisani

September 1, 2013

This report presents the findings of a cross-country analysis of the equity impact of Literacy Boost using data from sites in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe, drawn from investigating five research questions.

Literacy Boost|Home Literacy Environment|At-Risk Children|Literacy

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

The Impact of Teacher Training on Teacher and Student Outcomes: Evidence from a Randomised Experiment in Beijing Migrant Schools

By: Linxiu Zhang, Xiaoping Pang, Hongmei Yi, Scott Rozelle

July 2, 2013

This article exploits a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the impact of an intensive, short-term in-service teacher training programme on the performance of English teachers in Beijing migrant schools and their students

Teacher|Teacher Training|tongue|RCT

Region - East Asia

Region: China

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